In the United States most people have a false sense of security when it comes to civil rights. This false security can only be uncovered, when an individual experience a violation of their rights by a government agency. In this case, who do you call to protect your rights, the police?
To most people’s surprise police are only functional inside city limits, they lose jurisdiction outside the city. So who else can help in a civil rights case? An individual could call a number of political officials, but they will be rebuffed. Finally, one thinks to call an attorney for help. The attorneys say they can file a case for the minimum of a ten-thousand-dollar retainer fee, followed by a two-hundred-dollar an hour rate thereafter. Why then does the citizen have to pay for their rights to be upheld in the American court systems?
Consequently, upholding the fundamental theory of human rights is momentous, because actually certifying one’s civil rights is entirely different, difficult, and too expensive to buy for the average person. This is the reason Thor Halvorssen is action in motion. He is a natural born leader that wants to empty the world of tyranny.
Thus, one man stands-up against tyranny because he knows the difficulty it is to defend liberty after it is taken away. Thor Halvorssen, founder of the Human Rights Foundation is a hero. More Americans should talk about human rights, the more we keep it in obscurity the less effective it becomes.
Thor Halvorssen is an intelligent man; he highlights corruption, noting its existence. Thor has been beaten tragically. Thor’s father suffered gravely in a Caracas prison. His mother was shot. His cousin is a political prisoner in jail. In retrospective, how does an individual preserve human rights, and remain safe? The facts show, one cannot ever be secure (even in America) and the real threat will always be injury or death.
So who is this man that puts himself in peril? He says he is a lover of people, and along the way that must includes animals and the environment, because how can it be any other way. It is obvious Thor Halvorssen is a human rights and political activist. He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.
Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/is-this-the-face-of-a-new-global-human-rights-movement?utm_term=.hu1rbrvoK#.sgLP3Pq98